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Charles Henry Brandon

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Brandon AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ404958 AWMM
    • WWII 404958 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 April 1918 RNZAF Biographies (R17845608) DunedinOtago RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mother: Mrs. E. C. Harris of Mt. Eden, Auckland AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Charles Brandon was the son of Henry Brandon, and of Ethel Cecilia Brandon (nee North), of Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

      Attended Mt. Albert Grammar School (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845608)) AWMM
    • Served with 489 Squadron (18 Group - Coastal Command) - based at RAF Skitten, Caithness, Scotland.

      Whilst on an aerial patrol searching for enemy U-Boats - over the North Sea - at 2.17am the crew signalled by radio they were short of fuel and may have to land in the sea. At 2.20am a radio call was heard "Will have to land in the sea". The aircraft was not heard from again - with the loss of all 4 RNZAF crew members on board.

      The bodies of Sergeant Douglas Newman (Dunedin) was located near Husum - and Flight Sergeant Alexander Brown was located near Sylt.

      For the full story of the loss of this aircraft refer to Sources section of this profile. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 7 December 2018 - aircrewremembered.com (England) ; 489 Squadron Hampden TB1 AD795 XA-K.
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Death

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  • Death
    15 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM

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Sources

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  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Bo - Cl. Archives New Zealand (R17845608) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 July 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
07 December 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
19 October 2018KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher

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